Issue began week of December 20.
I've had multiple Google Home and Nest speakers in our home for years. Nothing has changed in the past 6 months. 2 weeks ago, multiple speakers are answering when the wake command is issued. I say 'Hey Google, what is 1+1?' and two or three speakers will respond with the information or action that has been requested. There are four speakers on the floor I'm on. One that I'm next to, and others in completely separate rooms respond. There is one in a bedroom (2nd gen Mini) and one in the bathroom (Nest Audio) which regularly go rogue. The other in another bedroom is silent.
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So i was at my whits end with this issue, so i turned to the factory reset as i have 6 devices in my home and sometimes 3 devices would respond.
I factory reset ALL my devices, minis and Hubs. Then reconnected them all one by one and the issue has resolved. I made sure they were all on 2.4Ghz wifi.
Hope this works for you too.
Conversely, I'm bummed that this didnt happen to my google assistant devices since I actually think of this as a feature! Is there a way I can ENABLE my google assistant devices to give responses simultaneously for each command?? Basically I'd like to sync the audio output of all my google devices while allowing the input commands to come from any device. This is helpful if I need to query google while going to room to room since I can still hear the response from a google device in a different area.
I'm having the same problem. Multiple devices have started responding. Including my phone saying bizarre things like "you need to have a valid phone signal or internet connection for me to do that" when it's near a google nest, but works fine when it's away from a google nest. It's been happening for around 4 weeks and I've factory reset everything - it's like they don't all know they're on the same network anymore.
yes ... agreed. The Google Home is the only device that I purchased that with every firmware patch gets worse and worse. Everything that used to 'just work' is broken these days. I remember when Google Home would recognize exactly what I said and just do it ... now it asks me for confirmation constantly, or even worse, just does random things that have NOTHING to do with what was asked of it.
This issue is one of the WORST though, as I have now disabled the mic on multiple google homes in order for them not to fight on who is going to respond (and then get it wrong). The Google Homes that I now have mic disabled are basically useless, except for speakers when playing music.
This started for me about 10 days ago. I did reboot all the devices and it seemed to work for a very short time and then reverted back to my phone answering, multiple devices answering, there's been a glitch try again in a few seconds etc. I have been relentlessly reporting this through feedback to Google. Unrelated to this I did purchase an Alexa device. While both systems have their pluses and minuses, Alexa seems more stable. I find the way Alexa is organized a little less intuitive in some areas. If this doesn't get fixed soon I will consider eliminating Google except for maybe one speaker because it does provide better answers to non-smart home questions. But purely as a smart home device, I think Alexa is more reliable. Google's constant experimenting live seems to introduce a lot of bugs along the way that are very frustrating in a smart home environment.
Well, that's disappointing to hear. The one thing that was keeping me from Alexa is their proprietary attitude - inability to use some apps I want to use, etc.
I was still considering switching, however, but now I just don't know what to do. Perhaps I'll keep my Google hub in my LR, but put Alexa in my other two rooms. I'm not sure if I can do that, but it would solve the problem. I have an apartment and could hook certain things up to Alexa and some to Google. That would keep my speakers from interacting teach other.
That's just how it is. Google doesn't care. They've known about this for a long time. It's not only in the community, but people have called and reported the issue to them. They won't do anything to fix it.
I've checked Alexa and they have some similar issues, unfortunately, but doesn't seem to be as bad. I recommend checking the Alexa community and deciding which problems you're willing to deal with.
It has nothing to do with your particular phone or Android 13. It's a Google issue. We've addressed their sync issues over the last 8-9 months, trying to get them to fix them, but they're basically ignoring us, don't care enough to spend time on this issue, or they've so far found the issue unfixable. I doubt it's the third option.
So, yeah, most of us are having this issue and so far there isn't a way to fix it. You can reset your hub, but it will only fix the problem temporarily (1 hour - a couple days), and then it starts back up again.
Thank you for posting.
We're sorry to hear about this experience. Let's sort this out by trying some steps on this link: https://goo.gle/3LbtmYg
Also, please make sure that both speakers and Google Assistant devices are using the same Google account.
Let me know how it goes.
Hello, I have an issue with which Google device responds when I access Google Assist. So, if I were in my bedroom and want my phone to respond but I hear that my Google Hub that's located in the kitchen responding. How can I dictate which device responds and when? I don't believe that my Hub can actually here me, and my phone is definitely activating Google Assist on the home screen. Thanks for any help you can provide
I am having the same issue. I am in a 1200 sq foot house and the wrong device always responds.
Here are the steps I tried to get my Hub Max to respond to setting a stopwatch.
How do I get the correct device to respond without turning off the mics on all the other devices in the house? I tried the sensitivity and it did not work. I do not understand how my Hub Max is recognizing my voice and command but will then set the stopwatch on a different device. I would expect saying something like "Hey Google start stopwatch on device xxxx" would actually set the stopwatch on device xxxx vs a random Nest device.
I'm also having this issue, and it is frustrating. I often ask for a timer from my Google display in the kitchen, but I get a response on my Google speaker upstairs, which I can barely hear from the kitchen. Later, when I ask how much time is left on the timer, the kitchen responds with "you don't have any timers set." Once the time is up, the upstairs speaker plays the alarm. Is Google planning on fixing this anytime soon?
Right? I set my alarm for the next morning in my bedroom and my living room answered. I tried to change the time later and got, "you don't have any alarms set". Guess I would have missed my appointment the next morning. I've gone back to using a regular alarm clock because Google is unreliable.
Yes, this is a huge problem and crazy that there is no response. I feel like one time I said 'hey Google you responded on the wrong device' and it actually acknowledged that, but it wasn't those words (I can't remember how I worded it), those words actually had the words pop up saying it responded on a different device (kind of slapping me in the face 😊)
I understand that you are trying to help but is this a joke? Can you please read this thread and contact one of Google's tech specialists with the flaw/bug we have reported for the last year. This issue compromises the whole purpose of the product and the smart home dream. Many thanks.
Please review this entire thread. All of those troubleshooting steps have been followed by many of us, to no avail. We even can fix the problem for a day or two (by resetting EVERY device). But then the same problem rears its ugly head again.
If you have any way to escalate this, please do so for us!